Burnley man to undertake mammoth 100-mile run

Assistant principal of Themis at Burnley College, Simon Jordan, will be attempting to undertake a 100 mile run in 24 hours on Friday June, 7.

Simon will be undertaking this remarkable challenge to help raise money to fund two cold cots for Burnley General Hospital and bereavement support services, in partnership with East Lancs Hospice.

The cause was chosen following the tragic loss of Simon’s son, Oliver Robert Jordan, who was born peacefully asleep on July 4, 2012, at 36 weeks.

Simon is already out pounding the streets in training for the big day, covering a minimum of 60 miles per week across Burnley, Blackburn and Hyndburn.

He said: "It’s not easy training over 60 miles per week but experience has shown me that putting in the training now will really pay off on the big day."

Simon will be joined by friends and family at various stages of his run, who will be offering encouragement and motivation whilst running with him, particularly throughout the night.

He added: “There will be point within the run when things start getting really tough. At those times it will be great to have my friends and family there to spur me on”.

Simon's run will commence at 3pm on June 7 from his home in Feniscowles, Blackburn, ending the next day at Burnley Hospital Birthing Suite, where Oliver was born. www.justgiving.com/oliverrobertjordan